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Determining Heart Rates from MET Intensities
Determining Heart Rates from MET Intensities
Prescribing exercise for aerobic training, circuit training, and conditioning has traditionally used heart rates to quantify the intensity based on premeditated structured training zones. Two common methods to identify the heart rate training zones include the Max Heart rate Formula and the Karvonen or Heart Rate Reserve Method. Of the two, the heart rate formula is most widely used and recognized. The formula simply uses a prediction of heart rate max (220-age) and defined percentages (75-90% HRmax) of that value to determine the training intensitie
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